OER-2050 Rock Climbing Instructor

2 credits

Prerequisite: OER-1131 and OER-2080 (or equivalent rock climbing experience and permission of instructor).

This course serves as an introduction to the philosophy and principles of top rope climbing instruction. Emphasis will be placed on technical safety systems, site and participant management, and curriculum development. The intent of this course is to introduce students to the skills involved in basic top rope climbing programs found in camps, schools and outdoor centers. The in-the-field sessions will include bouldering, selection of equipment, anchor systems, rope management, climbing techniques and personal climbing experience.